A few weeks ago, I received Gratiae Exfoliating Body Scrub to try out via my association with Tomoson.com. Upon opening the box, I realized that this product was something special. The body scrub was beautifully wrapped in cream-colored branded wrapping paper. That reminded me of fancy apples or pears that are wrapped with paper to protect them.
Also included in the box was a small biodegradable Gratiae tote bag and a beautiful brochure written in five languages with photos and descriptions of the extensive Gratiae line of organic anti-aging skincare and body care products.
Everything is gorgeously designed, and their colors – cream and gold – are used throughout. Gratiae’s tagline is “Created by Nature. Perfected by Science”. Nice, the best of both worlds!
The lovely packaging looks like glass, but fortunately, it’s a shower-friendly heavy plastic that looks like glass.
I opened the lining that protects the scrub, and found fragrant exfoliating crystals.
It seems that every scrub I try is different. One scrub sat in a liquid, another one was almost clay-like. Gratiae is made up of loose crystals. I discovered that Gratiae is made by Premier Dead Sea. I love products made with ingredients from the Dead Sea so I’m hoping that either the salt in the scrub or their expertise is from the Dead Sea.
As I’ve mentioned repeatedly, this is one high-end product! So I was a little bit surprised that it didn’t come with a small scoop to scoop out the crystals. Instead, I had to use my wet fingers to scoop out the crystals. Not a big deal, but just thought I’d mention it.
Gratiae Exfoliating Scrub’s scent is lovely and light. It is made with apple, green tea and ginger, but it smells like melon to me.
Gratiae describes their product as follows: “This refreshing salt scrub exfoliates and cleanses the skin, leaving you feeling invigorated and revitalized. It accelerates blood circulation and leaves your skin refreshed and soft.”
What really amazed me about Gratiae Exfoliating Scrub is that in spite of its dry crystals, my skin is left baby soft and smooth and intensely hydrated. Checking the ingredient list, I assume that each crystal must be made up of sweet almond and jojoba oil in addition to the salt. After showering, I usually have to apply lotion or body butter…but not when I use Gratiae Exfoliating Scrub. I don’t have to use lotion at all, if I don’t want to. My skin is hydrated!
Gratiae Exfoliating Scrub contains 10.5 fl. oz./450 ml. Gratiae products are cruelty-free and eco-friendly. They are made with certified organic ingredients. Gratiae Exfoliating Scrub is sold on the Gratiae website.
Ingredients: salt, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil, fragrance, phenoxyethanol, ethylhexylglycerin, citric acid
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.